Want to learn how, using the capabilities of Photoshop CS6, learn how to quickly split-toning your photos? Then this lesson is for you!
Today I will tell you where to find and how to use standard (presets) Gradient maps (Gradient Map presets) in the new version of Photoshop CS6.
Open any photo for which you want to apply the effect of rendering.
Translator’s Note: If you want to use the image of the author, you can click on the image below and open it in a larger size, and then save it.
Add a new adjustment layer Gradient map (Gradient Map). This layer can be added by going to Window> Correction (Window> Adjustments) or by clicking on the icon “Create a new adjustment layer“at the bottom of the layers panel (adjustments panel).
Go to the properties of the adjustment layer Gradient map (Gradient Map).
In the properties panel (Window> Properties (Window> Properties)), click on the gradient. This will bring up the gradient editor.
In this tab you can find hidden photographic presets toning.
Click on the menu bar, which is located in the upper right area, the icon “sun”. You will see a submenu of templates in which you need to select “Photographic toning“(Photographic Toning).
Try different gradients to find the one you like. Most of them will look pretty sharp, but we will correct this in the next step.
Now I will show you a simple and effective technique, how easy it is to make a photo more “soft”.
Add a new adjustment layer “Black and white“(Black White) above the layer with the original photo (Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Black and white (Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Black White)).
Then go to layer with Gradient map (Gradient Map) and experiment with the parameter Opacity (Opacity).
I lower the opacity (opacity) to 50% and now my photo looks like this:
I hope this simple technique will be useful to you!